zoltanka79 wrote:Hey vpc66, what did you do with that marzo? I'm asking, because i I found an cx60 for sale(needs some tune up), for about 15 bucks. Are they reliable? Thinking about swaping it with my Manitou 3, until I buy a new pack of elastomers.
The Manitou forks were the performance choice forks back in the day, I spent $400.00 on Manitou Comp fork (in 1993 I think) for my GT Tequesta. If you rode your bike, then your fork died, end of story... elastomers suck!!! However, you have a couple options, go stock and replace the elastomers knowing they will fail down the line, or use a spring. When I rebuilt my Comp, I used a Post Moderne suspension seatpost spring and it came out beautifully. After taking the internals out and cleaning everything (nasty job since your elastomers likely "melted"), install the spring in the fork leg with the adjuster knob, combine the best elastomers from both fork stacks and make one good elastomer stack for the opposite leg. I took a chance and it worked out, no promises, but I don't see why it couldn't work. Here is a link to the spring, $9.99 with free shipping, better than $63.00 for repop rubber donuts!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spare-Spring-Po ... 2324574e78
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Answer-Manitou- ... 33850f99e7
Good luck and keep us posted!